Hello friends. We are still safe, well, and staying home. I reassured Sara on Monday night that we were not planning to head out tomorrow for tattoos and massages, followed by a few rounds(? lanes? games?) of bowling. Honestly, Marc and I (and thankfully my family and friends) aren’t planning any changes to our Stay at Home routine … in spite of our governor’s plan to re-open things. Still, the reality of that craziness, combined with a delightfully full schedule of FaceTime and Zoom calls, long walks with Marc, short walks with Holly, regular stuff-around-the-house, audiobooks, knitting, sewing, crochet! … well, it sucked up all of my energy for two full days. and I NEEDED all of that. I thought I might be ready yesterday to show up here … nope – it’s today!
Thing One. Newleaf.
I can’t remember when I fell in love with Jenn Steingass’ patterns. colorwork isn’t my favorite thing to knit but oh my I love the look, and she does such a great job with it! A friend gifted me five skeins of chickadee and I had no idea what to do with it. until I found this pattern. I ordered two contrasting skeins from Quince – both pink – one pale and one bright – and settled on the one pale. I have high hopes.
Thing Two. Vintage Crocheted Afghan.
y’all. I cannot even express how much I am enjoying this project. and seeing the full-on WIP … I’m kind of amazed I’m making this!!
Thing Three. The Books.
That last title on the right is Sherry Thomas’ The Hollow of Fear (a quite clever and enjoyable retelling of Sherlock Holmes) and I am SO CLOSE to finishing. When I finish all these four books I still won’t have a Bingo … but I will be close! (one book away … with the square “translation”)
Are you playing along with Book Bingo?
Thank you for being here.
*careful readers might note a few things I’ve had in process aren’t listed here. a sweater, a skirt, a book, … maybe an FO Friday post coming tomorrow?!